Rainy Run

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Today was my first attempt at taping my own knees:


Let me tell you, it was a mission and a half to tape my own knees!  I think it took four tries and the right side was definitely taped better than the left (I could tell on my run).


It was pouring during my run! I love to run in the rain.  It makes me so happy!


I did another 5K and concentrated on my speed.  I worked in four speed sprints at about a 9:00-minute mile pace (haha, this is speed work for me right now!) and did the rest at about 10:00-minute mile pace.


  • Duration: 29 minutes
  • Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)


Of course, I also did the Physical Therapy exercises and stretches.


Here are the afternoon and evening eats… I had melon around 2:


A mini-pita with PB and maple syrup around 3;30:


And a few apricots a bit later.  Boredom snacking:


Dinner was nice and simple.  It’s pouring outside again and I just wanted something warm and comforting:



Just vegetable soup, a slice of WW bread with cheese, and grapes.  Another slice of bread popped into my mouth during the microwaving process. 🙂


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  • teacherwoman June 23, 2009, 5:03 pm

    Nice job on the run!

  • Jenny June 23, 2009, 5:20 pm

    sorry about the rainy run Caitlin! way to go for sticking in there! I have a feeling i would've called it quits 🙂

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 23, 2009, 5:20 pm

    Yay for the run! I never thought of putting syrup on a pita.. that looks good.

  • Lex June 23, 2009, 5:25 pm

    Nice job getting out in the rainy day!! it would be SO refreshing in the rain!!

  • irunisweat June 23, 2009, 5:35 pm

    I totally love running in the rain too! The only "minus" is the humidity in Pittsburgh!

  • Emily June 23, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Hooray for running! I'm sure you'll get better at taping as you continue to do it. I think running in a hat is essential when it's raining. I hate the rain in my eyes! What kind of ipod case do you use? I'm always afraid mine will get wet if I bring it along on a rainy run.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 23, 2009, 6:15 pm

    I bet it's tricky to tape your own knees! Good for you for sticking with it! Nice 5K! I love bread and cheese too! yum!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 23, 2009, 6:20 pm

    Aren't rainy runs the best? I always have a hard time motivating myself to get out there but once I am, I *love* being wet and running through all the puddles. haha…

  • seesaraheat June 23, 2009, 6:21 pm

    Great job on the run! 🙂

  • leslie June 23, 2009, 6:24 pm

    i'm sure you'll be a pro at taping after a few more tries. yay for getting to run though, even with the not so great weather! i think i'd run through snow now if it meant i could run!

  • KAT June 23, 2009, 6:24 pm

    Quick question…where did you find those bangin' mini pitas?

  • havefaith4ever June 23, 2009, 6:27 pm

    Woohoo for the run 🙂 Running in the rain would be so cool! Lovely eats, as usual!
    <3 jess

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 6:41 pm

    emily – its just some shitty case. however, i wrap it in a ziploc bag if its really pouring.

    kat – some no-name brand i found at the grocery store. 🙁 sorry!

  • gymratfoodie June 23, 2009, 6:42 pm

    Hehe, looked like you had an enjoyable run, tape and all. I've been out-of-running for 4 weeks… ahhhhh shin splints :[

  • Matt June 23, 2009, 6:46 pm

    Nice job on the run! The speed will come back with time. I need to work on mine as well!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) June 23, 2009, 6:47 pm

    Great to see you easing back into the running carefully! You really take good care of yourself and I think that's awesome.

  • Julie June 23, 2009, 7:11 pm

    glad you had a great run! I always need my iPod when I run but then it rains the sound of the raindrops are really peaceful!


  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 23, 2009, 7:34 pm

    I can't imagine loving a rainy run lol… but I'm sure you'll get better and better at taping your knees 🙂

  • Meganerd June 23, 2009, 7:58 pm

    Yay for taping your own knees! And, You are getting speedier… woo hoo!

  • 21 and Running Girl June 23, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Yes, running in the rain is always exhilarating!

  • Girl on Top June 23, 2009, 8:32 pm

    Great job on your run!

  • MarathonVal June 23, 2009, 8:33 pm

    I'm so impressed that you did another 5K just days after that freaking LONG bike race. You are amazing!!! What an athlete!!!

  • Bec June 23, 2009, 9:09 pm

    that pb and maple syrup combo looks heavenly!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 23, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Taping your own knees up– that's impressive!

  • Sam June 23, 2009, 10:19 pm

    Glad the run went well, you'll be doing that marathon before you know it!

  • Stacey June 24, 2009, 3:30 am

    I give you a pat on the back for tapping your own knees 🙂 And I don't usually like melon, but yours looks so juicy and delicious!!

    Sometimes a simple dinner is just what a girl needs 🙂

  • fattymcbutterpants June 24, 2009, 3:34 am

    I love your boredom eating — mine is never that healthy!!!

  • brandi June 24, 2009, 7:12 am

    glad you had a good run! I'm sure the taping will get easier as you do it more.

    love the pb + maple syrup idea 🙂

  • Amy June 24, 2009, 7:25 am

    You have GREAT legs Caitlin! 😉

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 24, 2009, 7:29 am

    amy – thank you 🙂 guess i have running and biking to thank!

  • Julia June 24, 2009, 7:35 am

    woo hoo on your run! And look at you being such a great PT patient! I wish I were that dedicated and always did my PT moves 😉

  • Fitzalan June 24, 2009, 7:37 am

    Rainy day runs are my favorite kind! it is great running outside in the summer and not overheating!

    Definitely my favorite part of Willy Wonka is when Violet turns Violet.

    Happiness Awaits

  • Erika June 24, 2009, 12:16 pm

    I love that someone else has boredom snacking!

  • Holly June 24, 2009, 4:11 pm

    I've never tried pb and maple syrup but I love pb and honey. Yum!

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